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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Luckily they know one thing outside of Thai - 2019. 😛
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    AAA's Roachy Horde

    Kick-off the new year with some Thai earth-spawn! 😛 Pycnoscelus sp. "Thailand" Mixed-size nymphs Recently-molted adult female Adult female
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    Cockroaches that bite people within Blaberus?

    Consider yourself lucky; I found out early that roaches will nip as E.lixa was only the 3rd species I kept. LOL Nonetheless, they still definitely make up for their nippiness with their large size, impressive coloration, and interesting behavior.
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    My millipede chewed on my wrist!

    Sounds like it might be Orthoporus ornatus?
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    Cockroaches that bite people within Blaberus?

    Almost all species will bite/nibble, but mostly only when some smell of food is on your hands during maintenance. I find that the biggest and smaller species' bites hurt the most, but any nip can pack a punch if they get your arm/back of your hand. lol One species that seems to like biting whether it smells food on you or not is Eurycotis lixa. This roach will literally bite me about 75% of the time I hold it. LOL
  6. Surely no one will ever known every miniscule shard of information about any roach (or organism in general), but as far as things that the hobby concerns, you'll definitely get there. If there's one neat thing about hybrids, it is the color variation; I bet you'll see some beautiful looks thrown around.
  7. No prob! I would say she's pretty much certainly mixed with G.oblongonota as they're the second most common hisser species in the hobby and she does show similar dark red coloration.
  8. Unfortunately she is a Gromphadorhina hybrid; they can vary much in color from individual to individual. The male features much more of the classic MHC coloration, but he is still almost surely a hybrid as well since he wasn't gotten from one of the couple select sources for pure G.portentosa such as Kyle Kandilian of Roachcrossing.
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    what is this part called?

    Dang, sorry to hear about your health. Anyway, the part of the anatomy you're talking about is the pronotum.
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    How hot is too hot?

    That is even on the highest side for roaches, but I know a few hobbyists who keep their collections at about those temps and things go fine, so you should indeed be good now.
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    How hot is too hot?

    100 F is definitely too hot; when things got around that temp in my invert room, things started dropping like flies. I'm not sure exactly what species you keep, but 75 can be a tad too low to get some things breeding. Maybe you can get two small heating pads?
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    Cape Mountain Roach

    Exactly! In some pics they look like a more matte version of Elliptorhina javanica. No problem!
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    Cape Mountain Roach

    Yeah, I only learned through a discussion is a roach group on Facebook. Apparently it is a "natural heritage" species in Africa and only found within a national park, so there are many walls around it from entering captive culture. lol Even so, I believe a few people overseas were trying to culture it a year or so back, but I don't think they ever got far. If they ever were to become established in culture, they'd surely contend for prettiest roach in the worldwide hobby, I can tell you that much.
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    Cape Mountain Roach

    A.fusca is supposed to be a protected species in its native range and so unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll be in the hobby for a long while.
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    THE TRADE: A Year in the Making

    Blog post #100!!! A star-studded post on a long, drawn-out trade in honor of arriving at our destination after setting out on the long, drawn-out road to this number!
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    How often do you feed?

    I would ideally feed 2-3 times a week, but I have only been able to feed once a week lately.
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    Feelin Smug, Eh?

    Blog post #99. While you're waiting for the 100th post, take a gander at this. ?
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    Gone with the Wind

    A history of and tribute to my first ever roach.
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    Can Normal hissing roaches crossbreed with Halloween Roaches

    Not a problem.
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    Can Normal hissing roaches crossbreed with Halloween Roaches

    Only hissers within the same genus can crossbreed. For example - G.oblongonota with G.grandidieri, E.laevigata with E.chopardi, etc. There is an exception with P.vanwaerebecki (which should be reclassified as a Gromphadorhina sp.) being able to crossbreed with Gromphadorhina spp., but that is all.
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    A Trade with Jay

    Just found out how to include links into posts after the forum updates, so here's my newest roach blog post! Enjoy.
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    What’s new in the invert world?

    Very nice! Do you have a picture or a description? I may be able to help with the I.D. Dang, I hope they're ok too!? Wow, really? What was the prey item and what was the darkling species? Awesome! I'm actually trying to get some Romalea eggs to hatch right now. I bet that those eggs would like a nice cool down to at least the 60 or so degrees for a couple months to induce hatching. It's just a guess, but I'm going to guess that people don't like visiting your house much. ?
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    What’s new in the invert world?

    Ah, ok. lol I personally am fine with spiders anywhere, but the invert room. I have seen them set up shop in my both my little garbage can and a few actual enclosures. I also can't have them in every corner of the room because if something valuable gets loose (the case a good portion of the time), I can't have it get eaten by some random spiders. ? Unfortunately my house only has a hobbit door. LOL That's a neat project; I certainly saw a little variation when they used to run rampant in the yard of my previous house. Same here; I'll be testing out to see if E.arcanum like some sand mixed with coconut fiber for constructing actual chambers/tunnels and such or if they are sensitive to commonly available sand like roaches and should just have a chunkier, sandless substrate. Sounds awesome!
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    Panchlora sp. "White"!

    He is technically still breeding these, although it is unlikely that there'll be a response from him here anytime soon since he doesn't browse the forums much at the moment.
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    What’s new in the invert world?

    Yea, it's easy to love their very interesting habits and behaviors for sure. Not to mention that there's a handful of species that are quite impressive in appearance. Do you like......just pick them off of your bed, counters, and from out of your clothes and drop them in a breeding container? ? Interesting experiment and I'd be curious to know the results; I'm pretty certain that they're like isopods though and don't require the cool period that they'd normally experience in the wild. Very nice! Doru taeniatum would be on my wish list if they couldn't climb and fly so well. lol Interesting, good to hear another account of the Europeans being good for use as feeders; I heard that Euborellia arcanum are at least thought to be toxic to other inverts. I guess I'll have to test that out sometime for myself. If I am able to breed them, I'd definitely make some available.